Mercedes GLA45 AMG Concept Video, First Look

Mercedes GLA45 AMG Concept Video, First Look

Is there a market for high-performance, compact crossovers? AMG sure thinks so, unveiling the Concept GLA45 AMG at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.

Powered by the brand’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the GLA45 AMG Concept boasts 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque giving it impressive performance without compromising fuel efficiency. The powerplant, which is also found in the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine. And just like the CLA45 AMG, the GLA45 AMG Concept features the automaker’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

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That means it accelerates to 60 mph in under five seconds while the AMG-specific seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gives it sporty performance.

Hungry for more information about this performance-tuned Mercedes crossover? Check out the video below.

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GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Concept Show Photos


GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Concept Official Photos


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